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A healthy chunk of Facebook users say they don’t get much news there any more — an outcome to be both expected and desired.
“You really don’t know whether this person making a good-sounding argument is really smart, is really educated, or whether they’re just reading off something that they read on Twitter.”
From December 2020 to mid-August 2021, right-wing media outlets published more than seven times as many stories mentioning VAERS as mainstream news outlets.
“Our theory about how you build trust in information is to help people access it on their own.”
The gameplay acts like a vaccine, so the next time people encounter such manipulation in the real world, they’ll recognize it for what it is.
Knowledge of research methods can help the public discern valid scientific claims from false or misleading ones, researchers explain.
What’s the purpose of a comment section?
“Remember 98% of the time the people harassing you are not attempting to engage with your work in good faith.”